FAQs

DECEMBER 27-31, 2016
arc pasadena

WHERE IS THE WINTER INTENSIVE HELD?

The Intensive will be held at the ARC Pasadena, 1158 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, California 91106

WHEN?

December 27-31, 2016

WHAT IS THE COST OF TUITION?

Tuition cost for the ADF Winter Intensive is $450. There is also a $20 non-refunable application fee. Tuition includes all classes, open rehearsals, panels, and performance tickets. Travel to and from Pasadena and room/board is not included in tuition. 

WHO CAN ATTEND THE WINTER INTENSIVE?

DSC_0422_2Any intermediate/advanced level students over the age of 18 can attend. Students are accepted on a first come, first served basis when their application is received at the ADF school office with a $200 tuition deposit. Once we have reached capacity, applicants will be placed on a wait-list and will be admitted if current students drop out.

HOW MANY STUDENTS USUALLY ATTEND THE WINTER INTENSIVE?

This intimate program will have up to 30 students enrolled. 

WHAT TYPES OF CLASSES ARE OFFERED AT THE WINTER INTENSIVE?

DSC_2975Classes will be offered in modern technique, somatic practices, performance practices, and composition. Special activities scheduled for the evenings will include a panel discussion with the ADF faculty and special guests.

WHAT IS THE DAILY SCHEDULE LIKE?

The daily schedule consists of two morning classes, a lunch break, and an afternoon class. Special activities are scheduled for some afternoons and evenings. Visit the Schedule & Classes webpage to view a draft of the schedule

DO YOU PROVIDE FINANCIAL AID, SCHOLARSHIPS, OR WORK STUDY OPPORTUNITIES?

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide any type of financial assistance for the Winter Intensive. However, many colleges and universities offer funding for special activities during the winter break.

DO YOU PROVIDE HOUSING?

DSC_3984We do not provide housing for the Winter Intensive, but we have resources available to help you in your efforts to find housing. 

  • ADF Housing Collective
  • List of Hostels & Hotels

Visit the Housing & Travel webpage to learn about the ADF Housing Collective and obtain the list of hostels and hotels. 

I WOULD LIKE TO SEE DANCE PERFORMANCES WHILE I’M IN pasadena. WHAT SHOULD I DO?

Information regarding dance performances taking place in the Los Angeles during the Winter Intensive will be sent to accepted students. 

DO I NEED TO BRING ANY SPECIAL SUPPLIES WITH ME? IS THERE A DRESS CODE FOR CLASSES?

A journal is recommended for composition classes and discussions. There is no dress code for classes.

HOW MUCH MONEY SHOULD I EXPECT TO SPEND IN Pasadena?

DSC_4196The Los Angeles area tends to be on the expensive side and it is very possible to spend a lot of money while visiting. However, many students find creative ways to cut costs and it is also very possible to stay in Pasadena on a tight budget! How much students spend per day depends a lot on their personal tastes, lifestyle, etc.

Here is a basic breakdown of what students might expect to spend per day in Pasadena:

Accommodations: Most hotels in the Pasadena area have rates starting around $85 in late December. For students traveling from out of town: we highly recommend staying with roommates to cut costs. Are you in need of roommate? Consider joining the ADF Housing Collective. Visit the Housing & Travel webpage for more information. 

Food: We would recommend finding lodging with a kitchen, as preparing food at home will greatly cut costs. Students who eat at restaurants can expect to spend approximately $5-$15 for breakfast, $10-$25 for lunch, and $15-$25 + for dinner (these costs reflect modest and cheap meals).

Local Transportation: See the Housing & Travel webpage for more information. 

Attractions, nightlife, etc.: These costs can vary depending on what students plan to do! We recommend setting aside at least $20 per day if students plan to immerse themselves in tourist attractions, nightlife, etc.

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